Travelling out of South Africa with a minor? There are certain requirements you need to comply with depending on your particular situation – from straightforward documentation such as visas and birth certificates to requiring court orders or written parental consent.
South African Requirements For Minors Travelling Internationally
Pursuant to the 2011 amendments to the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No 13 of 2002) and the subsequent Immigration Regulations promulgated on 22 May 2014, guidance material was revised to accord with the new provisions.
Aspects related to South Africa’s immigration requirements as they pertained to minors were held in abeyance until 1 June 2015.
The following main categories of travel cases are discernible: